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Obituaries

Coleen Jo Hoskey, 79

Funeral Services for Coleen Jo Hoskey, Toledo, Iowa, were held on June 5, 2018, at New Hope Christian Church where Pastor Kerry Jech officiated the service. Pallbearers were Joshua Lyon, Caleb Lyon, Eli Hoskey, Seth Hoskey, Garrett Hoskey and Jacob Thomas. She was laid to rest in the ...

Jerry Dean Kriegel, 68

Jerry Dean Kriegel, 68, of Tama, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Sheridan Cemetery in rural Malcom, Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Laurie, of Tama; three children: Jerry (Melisa) Kriegel, of Belle ...

Chris Keeler, 59

Chris Keeler, 59, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on Sunday, June, 3, 2018, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, with his loving family by his side. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. ...

Gary Wengert, 79

Gary Wengert, 79, of Booneville, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 8th at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 11:00 a.m. ...

Past versus present Americans

Having enjoyed my 82nd birthday, I am part of a group of about 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older. Those who are 90 or older were in school during the 1930s. My age cohort was in school during the 1940s. Baby boomers approaching their 70s were in school during the 1950s and ...

Richard I. Smith

Richard I. Smith, formerly of Marhalltown, Iowa, passed May 30, 2018. Memorial Service, Wednesday June 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., Casey Chapel at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2916 Wicker Street Sanford, NC 27330.

Mary Ann Keller, 93

Mary Ann Keller, 93, of Garwin formerly of Grinnell, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at her home in rural Garwin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama, with Father Michael Mescher and Deacon Joe Behounek officiating. ...

Steven Waldo, 69

Steven Waldo died unexpectedly on Wednesday May 24th, 2018 in Marshalltown Iowa. Steve was born January 17, 1949 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was adopted by Lowell and Mary May Waldo. They lived on a farm outside of Grundy Center and Steve farmed with his parents while growing up. They had a ...

Robert E. “Bobbo” Palmer, 68

Robert E. “Bobbo” Palmer, 68, of Marshalltown, formerly of Ames and Nevada, passed away April 23, 2018. Memorial services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Adams Funeral Home in Ames. Burial of his cremated remains will be in Ames Municipal Cemetery. Robert Eugene Palmer was ...

Bonnie Mae Hayek, 90

Bonnie Mae Hayek, 90, of Traer, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at Sunrise Assisted Living Suites in Traer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Traer with Father Michael Hutchison as celebrant. Interment will follow at ...

Lori L. Wickham, 57

Lori L. Wickham, 57, of Clemons, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Cremation rites have been accorded and there are currently no scheduled services for Lori. Memorials may be directed to the family. For more information or to send a ...

Howard James Hofer, 81

Howard James Hofer, 81, of Collins, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Howard was born March 24, 1937, in Melbourne, the son of Ernest and Rosa (Luthi) Hofer. He graduated from Collins High School in 1954 and attended Iowa State University. On March 12, 1961, ...

Margaret Jean Burchland, 92

Margaret Jean Burchland, 92, of Grinnell and formerly of Gilman, passed away on May 30, 2018. A graveside service and burial has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 4th at Prairie View Cemetery in Gilman with Pastor Linda Myren officiating. Pallbearers will be David Pennock, Charlie ...

Coleen Jo (Hladky) Hoskey, 79

Coleen Jo (Hladky) Hoskey, 79, of Toledo, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama and under the care of Grinnell Regional Hospice. Funeral services for Coleen will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown. ...

Brian D. Anderson, 46

Brian D. Anderson, 46, of Clinton, IA, died Monday, May 28, 2018. A celebration of life will be 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Eco-Center located at 3942 291st Street, Camanche, IA. The Eco-Center is located within the Rock Creek Marina and Campground. Brian was born ...

Craig Douglas Speicher, 67

Craig Douglas Speicher, 67, of Conrad, passed away May 11, 2018, at UnityPoint Hospital-Allen in Waterloo. Left to honor Craig’s memory are his wife of 42 years, Kathy; two children: Amy and William; and four grandchildren. There will be a potluck Celebration of Life for friends and ...

Ernie Podhajsky, 80

Ernie Podhajsky, 80, of Traer, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics of leukemia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 10:00 AM at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Traer. Interment will follow at St. Wenceslaus ...

Glen Eugene Spence, 81

Glen Eugene Spence, 81, of Marshalltown, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. Funeral services for Glen will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will start one hour ...

Jeannice Marie Ramsdell, 80

Jeannice Marie Ramsdell, 80, of Dubuque and formerly of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Michael Mescher as celebrant ...

Helyn VaLou Graham, 92

Helyn VaLou Graham, 92, of LaGrange, GA, and formerly of Brooklyn, IA, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange, GA. Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 1, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. ...